‘State’s entrepreneurs should establish common platform to showcase products to world’

AMEA representatives highlighted certain issues arising due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Manipur Textiles, Commerce and Industry Minister Thongam Biswajit Singh on Thursday met representatives of the All Manipur Entrepreneurs Association (AMEA) and heard their grievances.

During the meeting at the conference hall of the Minister’s Secretariat office, AMEA representatives highlighted certain issues arising due to COVID-19 pandemic. The issues discussed included waiving off of power bills and rent in respect of work-sheds and factories for some months inside the industrial estates. AMEA also urged Biswajit, who also holds the Power portfolio, to install dedicated power lines for the industrial estates in the state.

The minister assured to look into the issue and do all the needful to help the local entrepreneurs. He further said that he will convene a meeting with the business community at the earliest to discuss means to ensure that local products are made available in the state’s marketplaces.

Further ensuring all possible assistance and help from the government in their endeavours, the Biswajit also said that the state’s entrepreneurs should put efforts to establish a common platform and showcase their products to the outside world.

The meeting was also attended by commissioner of Textiles, Commerce and Industries, RK Dinesh and its director L Bikram among others.

 

First Published:Nov. 5, 2020, 10:02 p.m.

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